The Three Advantages of AGS
cast distance and accuracy brought about by lightweight guides
the first time in the world, DAIWA has succeeded in shaping guide frames from
material. Carbon material is the standard of today’s fishing rods
because of its rigidity and
lightness, but shaping it into the shape of guide
frames needs special techniques. The advanced
machining technology of DAIWA has
created new guide frames which are lighter in weight than
by roughly 20 to 40%.
frames are commonly used today, but DAIWA researched the best shape for fishing
developed original titanium frames as well as carbon frames. DAIWA
has also developed guide
rings made of ultimately thin titanium plate and
mounted it to carbon and titanium frames,
resulting in the lightest guide
system ever developed. The images to the right depicted the
difference in guide
weights, a size 30 AGS guide weighs 2 grams whereas the size 30 Fuji SIC
weighs 5 grams, that is 2 1/2 times the weight of AGS. This makes an enormous
blank performance. The new Tournament AGS 701LFS uses 7 AGS
guides, these total only 4.4
grams for the whole set! Thus the set of guides is
lighter than one Fuji 30 guide.
merits of lightweight guides are the longer casting distance, this is due to
the ability to cast
faster and improved casting accuracy due to the quick
convergence of rod tip vibration. In other
words, anglers can cast a lure much
farther and more accurately. If we divide a rod into the blank
part and the
grip part, AGS lightweight guides contribute to reduce the weight of the blank
only is it light, but also it reduces stress on angler’s hands. AGS brings
countless advantages in
all aspects of fishing from casting a lure to
retrieving it with greater sensitivity.
guides bring advanced sensitivity
is three times more rigid than titanium when compared of the same weight.
frames do not absorb line vibration, but they transmit it directly and clearly
to the angler’s
hands in conjunction with a lightweight rod.
has higher rigidity than titanium and greater sensitivity which
even the slightest fish bites to angler’s hands through a line.
beauty of carbon material
who have seen images of AGS guides believed these to be the “coolest” looking
ever available. The unparalleled presence of an AGS guide brings great
satisfaction to those who
wish to possess them.
conventional metal guide frame can match the futuristic design of AGS developed
world’s finest carbon machining and processing technology of Daiwa. The
pursuit of toughness
and the lightest carbon guides has created even functional
beauty. It is possible in the future that
carbon material will be the new
standard in guides.